Full Moon day of waso

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The Waso Moon Festival is another celebration that takes place all over Myanmar in July. The month of Waso kicks off Buddhist Lent, which corresponds with the country’s three-month rainy season. This festival signifies the path of Siddhartha on his journey to become Buddha and honors present monks observing lent. Monks use this time of restriction to meditate and devote more energy to the Buddha’s teachings. There is a ceremony held for the monks so that people may offer food and robes for the monks’ use during their months spent during lent.

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